A 77-year-old pensioner in Spain has been fined by police for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules "to go hunting Pokemon".

Madrid Police shared the news on their Twitter page when they shared a photo of the paperwork they had filed in relation to the incident.

Written in Spanish, the words underneath a section asking for officers' observations or allegations translates as: "He was found hunting Pokemon."

According to the document, the would-be Pokemon champ was caught at 1.30pm on Sunday in the Latina district of Madrid.

It is almost certain he was playing Pokemon Go, a smartphone augmented reality app in which players worldwide can trackdown Pokemon and battle them in specific real world locations.

The Spanish government in Madrid declared a national emergency on March 15 in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Public gatherings have been banned and all citizens have been ordered to stay at home unless they need to buy food.

In the Costa del Sol, police can jail residents and issue fines of up to £25,000 if anyone breaks quarantine.

And there have even been reports of officers deploying drones to ensure the streets remain clear.

The UK has now joined the list of nations put on lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the measures last night, and they include people being banned for leaving their homes except for specific purposes.

These include shopping for basic necessities, basic exercise, medical needs, and travelling to and from work, but only if it is absolutely impossible to work from home.

The government has said people who break the rules could face a fine of £30, and the measures will be reviewed in three weeks.

  • Coronavirus
  • Boris Johnson
  • Pokemon
  • Pokemon Go
  • Twitter
  • Spain

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